Let it Go

Let it Go

I love this poem given to me by a dear friend and colleage, Bernadette. Whenever I read it I am reminded to settle down, to allow life to happen instead of pushing and straining to ‘make it happen’. It really is at the heart of the Phenomenal Woman Retreat too which is about empowerment and letting go of the old so that what you truly want in your heart can become your springboard for living.

She Let Go She let go.

Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.

Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go. She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go. She let go of all of the memories that held her back. She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward. She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.

She didn’t analyse whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that. In the space of letting go, she let it all be.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that. In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.

Rev. Safire Rose

I also love this clip from the children’s movie Frozen. She is brave and strong and over apologising for herself! Worth a few minutes to listen to the lyrics.

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Fantastic tip to eliminate stress and find your keys every time!

Fantastic tip to eliminate stress and find your keys every time!

Find your lost keys every time!

 Want to learn how to find your keys, wallet or phone easily?

In my book Getting to the Heart of Stress  I have developed The Heartnicity Method which uses Awareness Acceptance and action to support you to live a conscious, joyful life on purpose.

With this in mind…I have an Awareness practice for you for eliminating and managing stress. over one specific area of your life.

Finding misplaced stuff!

Have you ever lost your keys inside the house? Who hasn’t? How about your wallet? Your phone? Your glasses? Are they on your head? The note with that important phone number you need? Or how about your handbag, charger or iPad? The list goes on doesn’t it?

Have you every stressed out about this? Running to get out the door? Need to be somewhere? Ahh!!

I used to spend so much time searching and searching and then cursing myself and stressing out over where I had put things plus it always happened when I most needed the thing!! Grrr. It was so frustrating!

This little awareness practice means that this rarely happens to me these days. Here it is.

  1. When you put the item down consciously look at where you are placing it
  2. Say the name of the item out loud. For example, “keys”

This implants the memory in both visual and spatial memory making it more likely to be recalled later. It is especially good if you put something down in an unusual place. I use it at home all the time but it’s especially useful if I am at someone else’s home or office or if I leave something in an odd spot.

  1. When you go to look later say the word out loud again “keys”

This stimulates the neural pathway that you locked in place with the language and the image.

I recently left my phone on the laundry window sill to prevent it from accidentally falling in the tub and I knew this was an odd spot to put it. So I did the thing … said out loud, “phone” and clocked where I put it. Sure enough two hours later when I went to check my phone, it was not in my bag or any of the usual places and I thought to myself, as you do, “where is it”?

Instantly the neural network sprang into action with the image of where I had left my phone appeared in my mind. Easy!

I have found this little strategy to be a fantastic stress management tool in terms of reducing the frustration and pressure that comes when I’m frantically looking for something. I hope you find it useful too. Let me know how you go.

Awareness is the first step in the Heartnicity Method.  You can buy a hard copy of my book at Heartnicity.com or follow the link Getting to the Heart of Stress .

The next Getting to the Heart of Stress one day programs have just been scheduled for 8 July 2018 in Crows Nest, Sydney and 16 June 2018 in Coffs Harbour NSW. Please subscribe to this blog for notifications of more program dates and locations.

If you subscribe to my YouTubechannel, I will thank you by sending a link for your free copy of my eBook Getting to the Heart of Stress. Remember to let me know that you have subscribed in the comments section and click on the little bell next to the YouTube subscribe button so that you are notified when videos are posted.

I look forward to sharing with you again soon.  Love, kisses, hugs and masses of gratitude to you for being you.

Love

Margie xoxo

Do you Love Life? Free eBook Getting to the Heart of Stress!

Do you Love Life? Free eBook Getting to the Heart of Stress!

In 2015 I went into a spiral of worry about money, about my health, about my relationship with my husband, about my career and about life in general. I was teetering on the edge of an emotional bottomless pit and my whole life seemed to be moving in a downward vortex of depression and anxiety which both came knocking in a serious way and since then I have relearned how to Love Life!

 

 

As a psychotherapist and teacher, I knew the answer wasn’t about the external circumstances, though Goddess knows I wanted to change them.

I went back to therapy and through the love and support of a wonderful therapist, I came to recognise that fundamentally, I felt stressed out all the time. The causes of the stress were ‘real’ enough but I needed to understand why I felt so helpless and such a victim to the ravages of stress both mentally and physically.

My blog is for women. I love men, but I reckon most of my followers are phenomenal women who are seekers and want to feel competent, happy and balanced. You want to manage the stresses of everyday life like motherhood, being a partner, being single, working like crazy and keeping all the balls in the air and have an interest in living a conscious life, feeling full of joy, living in a way that values others and most importantly yourself. You make responsible, sustainable choices that benefit both humanity and planet earth. and can genuinely and authentically say I “Love Life!” (yes there will a t-shirt or more likely an organic cotton Yoga singlet)

I choose not to accept that this is “as good as it gets” and I never will. I want to keep growing until the day I die (which is approaching faster than I would like lol). I have always wanted answers, so when life turned to shit, I set out to re-design my life from the ground up. What that meant was I had to essentially re-design myself.

Since I launched Heartnicity in 2015 and publishing Getting to the Heart of Stress, I have presented a range of workshops and retreats  to support other women, given up alcohol, taken up yoga, completely changed my diet, lost 18 kilos and reached a new level of intimacy with my life partner.

In the process I’ve crystallised all I’ve learnt from many years as a therapist and educator into a simple 3 step method called The Heartnicity Method and I’m going to share with you what it’s like to put that into practice. I invite you into my life to see how I approach the stressful environments of 21st century living with Awareness, Acceptance and making heart-based choices and Action that keep me living on my Path of Heart.

I have had so much pleasure rediscovering my love of fashion, beauty and all the other ‘Toys of Life’ stuff and really feel good about my self-image again. I am on a beautiful and delightful path of self-care…

So, would you like to join me? Then just subscribe to my YouTube channel! I will be uploading every Saturday.

I plan to explore the Big Questions like:

What’s the point if we’re all going to die anyway? Will I ever be happy? How do I manage stress well? What’s in the way of me Loving Life? Can I love clothes, makeup and shopping and still be spiritual? What is glowing good health? and how do I get me some?

Here are some words that capture what I’m all about!

Conscious, Natural, Organic, Education, Mindful, Cutting Edge, Science,  Neuroscience, Reality, Authentic, Joy, Meditation, Yoga, Nutrition, Fashion, Beauty, Healthy Ageing, Books, Blogs, Technology, Spirituality, Duality, Remarkable Women, Health, Friends, Lovers, Personal Development, Fun, Leisure, Sex After 50, Celibacy, Travel, Finances, Freedom, Plants, Family, Sanctuary, Gorgeous Clothes, Beautiful Bed Linen, Feminism, Body Image, Growing Organic Stuff, Making Natural Stuff, Smelling Adorable Stuff, Connecting With Others, The Wisdom Of Women, Walking Barefoot, Sand Between My Toes, Salt Air, Mountains, Australian Bush, Love, Solitude and Big Naps.

I’m going to be interviewing women who are aligned with me and discovering what motivates them. I’ve got some gorgeous product ideas to share with you and maybe even some giveaways on the horizon, so we can all feel just a bit more adored and nurtured.

There will be live events, retreats, webinars, video logs and links to great stuff I find out about that I think you might love too!

I want you to feel inspired to grow, educated to know and motivated to glow…

Join me each week by subscribing to my blog. Plus, if you subscribe to my YouTube channel, I will thank you by sending a link for your free copy of my eBook Getting to the Heart of Stress. Tell a friend who also subscribes, and I will send them a copy too!

The video log on my YouTube page is part of the new incarnation of my inner Boggess so I have cleared the history and as a result, YouTube is a bit sparse, but I will be adding regularly.

I really believe you can love your life more as you travel on your path and I look forward to sharing with you how I have done this and how you can too.

Love, kisses, hugs and masses of gratitude to you for reading until the end. As my dear friend Mirva says “Love you, Love you, Love you!”

Margie xoxo

Are you letting your fear hold you back?

Are you letting your fear hold you back?

A few people I have spoken who want to come to UPLIFT have expressed a fear of ‘dancing’ and a reluctance to attend this special one day event as a result… It’s not that they do not want to come and dance and meditate… only that they feel shy. All I can say is that I will be doing my utmost to create a safe and non-threatening space where acceptance and joy will rule the day!

So, if your shyness about dancing in a group is holding you back, then please take your fear in one hand and your courage in the other and join us for a fun day with some special meditations that I have created especially for you. One will raise your gratitude and joy levels and the other is all about finding your life purpose. Neither of which entail dancing… Movement is only a part of the day and will be entirely up to you how you participate.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Uplift!

This uplifting experiential workshop will improve your health, wealth and wisdom by raising your vibration through dynamic movement, meditation, dance, gratitude, and joy: all while creating a compelling life vision for yourself. For more details go to the Heartnicity website

$99

Concession available on request

Saturday 24 June 2017 – Crows Nest Centre, Sydney 9.00am – 4 pm

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Intouchables dance too…

Intouchables dance too…

This beautiful movie is based on a true story and is well worth viewing if you have not already seen it. I love it becauses it is about love, fun and respect and finding joy in the midst of even the most serious of challenges. Here is a scene from the movie with the ever funky music of Earth, Wind and Fire.

 

Uplift!

This uplifting experiential workshop will improve your health, wealth and wisdom by raising your vibration through dynamic movement, meditation, dance, gratitude, and joy: all while creating a compelling life vision for yourself. For more details go to the Heartnicity website!

$99

Concession available on request

Saturday 24 June 2017 – Crows Nest Centre, Sydney 9am – 4 pm

 

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Uplift…can’t stop the feeling!

Uplift…can’t stop the feeling!

I dare  you not to move to this one!

 

Here’s a little Sunday morning Uplift! Take a listen to this great song from a gorgeous kid’s movie and see if it inspires you to come along and dance, dance, dance with us! This event is all about having some fun in a safe learning environment of acceptance, joy and social connection. I look forward to seeing you there!

Uplift!

This uplifting experiential workshop will improve your health, wealth and wisdom by raising your vibration through dynamic movement, meditation, dance, gratitude, and joy: all while creating a compelling life vision for yourself. For more details go to the Heartnicity website!

$99

Concession available on request

Saturday 24 June 2017 – Crows Nest Centre, Sydney 9am – 4 pm

 

BOOK NOW